Milwaukee Bucks: Grades for George Hill’s one-year deal to return

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What is the grade for the Milwaukee Bucks’ signing of George Hill?

The grade here for the Bucks really does depend on the financial terms of the contract. For now, I’ll go with the assumption that it’s another minimum deal from general manager Jon Horst because anything else would be a D letter grade.

There really isn’t much to not like about this signing, honestly. Hill already has experience playing with the core of this team, has a knowledge of what Budenholzer wants to do with his offense and defense, and is just an overall upgrade from what the Bucks had last season. While Augustin and Teague never quite panned out, Hill provides much more upside from the jump.

Of course, fans were clamoring for a bigger name backup point guard like Patty Mills to fill the team’s backup point guard hole, but this is probably the best choice for the minimum-level backup options. Even if he has lost a step or two (based purely on his brief Sixers tenure), he’ll still provide good shooting and a low turnover rate which is about all you can from a backup point guard.

The last remaining need on the Bucks roster is a more capable wing off the bench, and if they still have their taxpayer mid-level exception, they’ll still have room to add that piece to their roster. While it may have been messy at times, this has been a solid offseason for the defending champs so far, and Hill is just the latest signing to help solidify that.

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BTBP Final Grade: B+